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25 Years of NYFA – NYFA Hour Episode 32

For 25 Years the New York Film Academy has been at the forefront of hands on training the next generation of filmmakers. Alumni like Issa Rae, Jessica Sharzer, and King Bach that legacy is forever cemented in global cinematic history. Today hosts Joelle and Pegah will recap great moments in NYFA history.

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Intolerance with D.W. Griffith and Peter Rainer – NYFA Hour Episode 31

Explore D.W. Griffith’s classic, it’s effect on the film industry, and how it
changed the course of story telling. Film critic Peter Rainer breaks it all down.

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Fun Home Musical Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss the musical Fun Home.

Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel‘s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.

The musical was developed through several readings and performances, including at the Ojai Playwrights Conference in 2009 and at the Sundance Theatre Lab and The Public Theater‘s Public Lab in 2012. It opened Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in September 2013 to positive reviews. Its run was extended several times, until January 2014. The Public Theater production of Fun Home was nominated for nine Lucille Lortel Awards (winning three, including Outstanding Musical), two Obie Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards, among others.

The original Broadway production began previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre in March 2015 and opened in April 2015. It was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning five, including Best Musical, and its cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The production closed on September 10, 2016, and a national tour began in October 2016 that is booked until August 2017.

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Kevin Nealon, Actor/Comedian – I Blame Dennis Hopper on Popcorn Talk

“I Blame Dennis Hopper” is film aficionado and historian Illeana Douglas’ vodcast featuring exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the industry’s most respected artists.

On today’s episode of “I Blame Dennis Hopper”, Kevin Nealon talks about his career.

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Tracey Birdsall discusses Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Frank Moran interviews Tracey Birdsall from Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter on the Popcorn Talk Network.

Tracey Birdsall is an award-winning American film and television actress recognized worldwide for her diverse and challenging roles – which recently earned her the esteemed Female Action Performer of the Year Award at the highly regarded Action on Film Festival for her role of Sienna in the recently Premiered and highly anticipated Science Fiction film Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter (2016).

A few decades from now – Sienna, a rebellious robot-fighting arms dealer, lives on a post-apocalyptic Earth. When the cities start to fall under the control of the A.I. Scourge, a hyper-weaponized robot army, Sienna decides to leave the Earth and journey to the centre of the galaxy, seeking a mythical weapon that can neutralize any form of A.I.Pursued by giant machines, Sienna loses everything she cares about in an effort to save the last vestiges of humanity in an A.I. controlled galaxy.

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Joe Dante, Director, Producer, Editor, Actor – I Blame Dennis Hopper on Popcorn Talk

“I Blame Dennis Hopper” is film aficionado and historian Illeana Douglas’ vodcast featuring exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the industry’s most respected artists.

On today’s episode of “I Blame Dennis Hopper”, Joe Dante sits down with Illeana.

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Jennifer Tilly, Actress – I Blame Dennis Hopper on Popcorn Talk

“I Blame Dennis Hopper” is film aficionado and historian Illeana Douglas’ vodcast featuring exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the industry’s most respected artists.

On today’s episode of “I Blame Dennis Hopper”, Jennifer Tilly sits down with Illeana.

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Christopher Noth, Actor – I Blame Dennis Hopper on Popcorn Talk

“I Blame Dennis Hopper” is film aficionado and historian Illeana Douglas’ vodcast featuring exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the industry’s most respected artists.

This week, Illeana welcomes Actor Christopher Noth to talk about his career.

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Tara Reid talks Sharknado: The 4th Awakens on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our hosts Phil Svitek and Derrial Christon interview Tara Reid in studio about Sharknado: The 4th Awakens on the Popcorn Talk Network.

Tara Reid (born November 8, 1975) is an American actress. She has acted on television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Days of Our Lives, California Dreams, andScrubs and appeared in a 2013 episode of Tosh.0. Her film debut came in A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987), followed by The Big Lebowski (1998), Urban Legend (1998), and American Pie. She has since portrayed supporting as well as lead roles in several films, including Dr. T & the Women (2000), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Van Wilder (2002), My Boss’s Daughter(2003), and Alone in the Dark (2005). She reprised her character Vicky in sequel filmsAmerican Pie 2 and American Reunion. In 2005, she had her own reality travel show on the E!network called Taradise, and in 2011, she was a housemate contestant in Celebrity Big Brother 8 which aired in the UK. In 2013, she starred alongside Ian Ziering in the SyFy television movie Sharknado, and continued in its two sequels: Sharknado 2: The Second One(2014) and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015).

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Will Beinbrink talks The Free State of Jones and Manhanttan Night on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host James Lott Jr. interviews Will Beinbrink in studio about The Free State of Jones and Manhanttan Night on the Popcorn Talk Network. Will Beinbrink was born in Bethesda Maryland. His father was a Naval Captain and their family lived all over the world including Italy, Korea, Texas, New York, before finally settling in San Diego, CA. Growing up, Will was a highly competitive athlete, traveling around the country playing soccer and volleyball. He was temporarily injured while surfing, and took on a drama elective at La Jolla High School as a replacement to sports. There he collaborated with actor / musician Blake Sennatt on And They Danced Real Slow in Jackson, which became a finalist for the Best HS production in Southern California. Through that, he met Doug Jacobs, co-founder of San Diego Rep Theater, who encouraged him to audition for The Juilliard School in NYC. He became a member of Crew 32, along with classmates Jessica Chastain, Jess Weixler, Michael Urie, Luke McFarlane . During the summers, and after graduation, he performed in numerous Regional Theater productions including Arms and The Man, and The Shape of Things at Barrington Stage Company, and the Ovation nominated play Caught at the Zephyr Theater. He also performed numerous Shakespeare productions in various venues including Shakespeare on the Sound, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and The Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival. Since moving to LA, he has worked in several Films including Cellular, Fuel, Barracuda; and TV shows including Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Medium, The Unit, Castle, ER, Numb3rs. He spends his time between New York and Los Angeles, working in theatre, film and TV. @ThePopcornTalk

Denzel Washington Profile – Episode #50 (April 5th, 2016)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about Denzel Washington! Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actorfor his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X(1992), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007), and drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007). He has been a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee and the late Tony Scott. In 2016 he was selected as the recipient for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Tanna Frederick and Harry Hamlin Talk Defrost on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Kari Lane interviews Tanna Frederick and Harry Hamlin in studio about their most recent project, Defrost, on the Popcorn Talk Network. Tanna Frederick, award-winning actress of film and theater has produced a state of the art 360-degree Virtual Reality movie, Defrost, that pulls the viewer into an emotional immersive experience, unlike seeing a movie on the big screen. With the use of Samsung Gear VR goggles, Defrost is one of the first attempts in the industry to tell a narrative story with the 360-degree technology. Frederick said, “Producing this project with the new technology is an attempt to create an emotional experience. The audience follows the first person point of view of Joan Garrison who wakes up after 30 years of being frozen for medical reasons. She feels trapped. She is just seeing life again for first time. We go on the journey through her awakening by following her perspective as she is being wheeled down the hallway.” @ThePopcornTalk

Paris Dylan and Renee Bourke Talk Across The Pond on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our hosts interview Paris Dylan and Renee Bourke in studio about their most recent project, Across The Pond, on the Popcorn Talk Network. Paris Dylan and Renee Bourke Wrote, Produced, star in the film. A career driven London girl, Emily (Renée Bourke) gets sent to LA for work. This cut and dry business trip takes a detour when she meets an easy going bar musician, Nick (Paris Dylan). Despite leading very different lives, the unlikely pair share an undeniable connection, but is it strong enough to overcome the distance Across the Pond? @ThePopcornTalk

Females In Classic Film Discussion – Historic Hollywood (February 21st, 2016)

Historic Hollywood hosts Karie Bible and Autumn Chiklis do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about the roles of female icons in classic film.

George Clooney Profile – Episode #48 (February 16th, 2016)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about George Clooney! George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing. Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, including the superhero film Batman & Robin (1997) and the crime comedy Out of Sight (1998), in which he first worked with director Steven Soderbergh, who would become a long-time collaborator. In 1999, he took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2001, Clooney’s fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, the heist comedy Ocean’s Eleven, the first of the film trilogy, a remake of the 1960 film with Frank Sinatraas Danny Ocean. He made his directorial debut a year later with the biographical spy comedyConfessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed the historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), the sports comedy Leatherheads (2008), the political drama The Ides of March (2011), and the war film The Monuments Men (2014). Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Sidney Lumet Profile – Episode #47 (January 26th, 2016)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about Sidney Lumet! Sidney Arthur Lumet (/lˈmɛt/ loo-met; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957),Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an individual Academy Award, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Awardand 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for ten, winning four. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood states that Lumet was one of the most prolific filmmakers of the modern era, having directed more than one movie a year on average since his directorial debut in 1957. He was noted by Turner Classic Movies for his “strong direction of actors,” “vigorous storytelling” and the “social realism” in his best work. Film critic Roger Ebert described him as having been “one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors.” Lumet was also known as an “actor’s director,” having worked with the best of them during his career, probably more than “any other director.” Sean Connery, who acted in five of his films, considered him one of his favorite directors, and a director who had that “vision thing.” Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Robert Altman Profile – Episode #46 (January 12th, 2016)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about Robert Altman! Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a “maverick” in making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in history. His style of filmmaking was unique among directors, in that his subjects covered most genres, but with a “subversive” twist that typically relies on satire and humor to express his personal vision. Altman developed a reputation for being “anti-Hollywood” and non-conformist in both his themes and directing style. However, actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise, thereby inspiring their own creativity. He preferred large ensemble casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could “make film fireworks out of next to nothing.” Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Frank Capra Discussion – Historic Hollywood (January 10th, 2016)

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Frank Capra. Frank Russell Capra, born Francesco Rosario Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the “American dream personified.”[1] Capra became one of America’s most influential directors during the 1930s, winning three Oscars as Best Director. Among his leading films was It Happened One Night(1934), which became the first film to win the “Big Five Academy Awards“, includingBest Picture. Other leading films in his prime included You Can’t Take It With You(1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). During World War II, Capra served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and produced propaganda films, such as theWhy We Fight series.

Jane Fonda Profile – Episode #44 (November 24th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about Jane Fonda… So of course we’re bringing you a special interview with Jane Fonda!! Jane Fonda (born Jayne Seymour Fonda; December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, formerfashion model and fitness guru. She is a two-time Academy Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda made her Broadway debut in the 1960 play There Was a Little Girl, for which she received the first of two Tony Award nominations, and made her screen debut later the same year in Tall Story. She rose to fame in 1960s films such asPeriod of Adjustment (1962), Sunday in New York (1963), Cat Ballou (1965), Barefoot in the Park (1967) and Barbarella(1968). Her first husband was Barbarella director Roger Vadim. A seven-time Academy Award nominee, she received her first nomination for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (1969) and went on to win two Best Actress Oscars in the 1970s forKlute (1971) and Coming Home (1978). Her other nominations were for Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), On Golden Pond (1981) and The Morning After (1986). Her other major competitive awards include an Emmy Award for the 1984 TV film The Dollmaker, two BAFTA Awards for Julia and The China Syndrome and four Golden Globe Awards. “They Live” is available to rent or buy on iTunes: https://goo.gl/6ak6Iq   Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Patrick Renna, Tommy Savas & Jason Schnell discuss Bad Roomies on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Keetin Marchi interviews Jason Schnell, Patrick Renna and Tommy Savas about their new movie Bad Roomies. Bad Roomies is a dark comedy about two guys living together who, after losing their roommate, put out an ad to find a new one. After a series of disastrous interviews with potential roommates they settle on an apparently harmless but beautiful girl. All seems to be going well despite the simmering rivalry until one drunken night causes all three roommates to make a horrible mistake that start them on a downward spiral. A hilarious yet disastrous game of roommate versus roommate takes a turn that will change all their lives forever. @ThePopcornTalk

Trumbo | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), Tamara Berg (@TamaraBerg), & John Comerford discuss the 2015 movie Trumbo. Trumbo is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara. The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren. The film follows the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and is based on the biography Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Alexander Cook. The film was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released on November 6, 2015, by Bleecker Street.    

Billy Wilder Discussion – Historic Hollywood (November 15th, 2015)

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Billy Wilder. Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood’s golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film (The Apartment), and was the first person to accomplish this. Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin. After the rise of the Nazi Party, Wilder, who was Jewish, left for Paris, where he made his directorial debut. He moved to Hollywood in 1933, and in 1939 he had a hit when he co-wrote the screenplay for the screwball comedy Ninotchka. Wilder established his directorial reputation with Double Indemnity (1944), a film noir he co-wrote with crime novelistRaymond Chandler. Wilder earned the Best Director and Best Screenplay Academy Awards for the adaptation of a Charles R. Jackson story The Lost Weekend (1945), about alcoholism. In 1950, Wilder co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Sunset Blvd. From the mid-1950s on, Wilder made mostly comedies. Among the classics Wilder created in this period are the farces The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Some Like It Hot(1959), satires such as The Apartment (1960), and the romantic comedy-drama Sabrina (1954). He directed fourteen different actors in Oscar-nominated performances. Wilder was recognized with the American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award in 1986. In 1988, Wilder was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. In 1993, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Renee Dorian and Ben Begley Discuss The Funhouse Massacre on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Cameron Louis interview Renee Dorian and Ben Begley from The Funhouse Massacre in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. The Funhouse Massacre: Six of the world’s scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror. @ThePopcornTalk

Paul Ashton and Katie Page discuss This Isn’t Funny on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Keetin Marchi interview Paul Ashton and Katie Page from This Isn’t Fun in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. This Isn’t Funny’s Summary: Meet Eliot Anderson and Jamie Thompson: Masters of Prolonged Adolescence, experts in Self-Sabotage. Faced with the possibility of their true potential, at a time in life when they both know theyre supposed to be finding some kind of clarity the only sensible response seems to be running in the opposite direction. What a perfect time for them to meet. Eliot is a stand up with crippling anxiety, Jamie avoids life through partying and travel. When Jamie rides his bicycle into Eliots car their exchange is not exactly a meet-cute. More like a meet-fling-hostile-abuse-drive-off-aggressive. Then when Eliot riffs on the exchange in her set that night and Jamie is there to see it, its game on, and the chemistry is undeniable. They push each others buttons. They fall in love. But just as they open themselves up and see they might be a fit, things start to fall apart. New job opportunities and family crises bring their issues and their future together into sharp focus and their respective modes of escape-therapy begin to fail them. Will they ever be able to get out of their own way, so they can truly come together? Interspersed with live stand up comedy from Beth Stelling, Ahmed Bharoocha, Katie Page and Will Weldon (who all also star), and featuring hilarious character turns from Anthony LaPaglia, Edi Gathegi, Mimi Rogers, Gia Carides and David Pasquesi, THIS ISNT FUNNY takes an honest, sharply observed look at meeting the right person at a time in your life when you just dont know what to do with it. And how it can be the best thing that ever happened to you. @ThePopcornTalk

James Bond Profile – Episode #43 (November 10th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about James Bond… So who else to discuss him than with George Lazenby! “They Live” is available to rent or buy on iTunes: https://goo.gl/6ak6Iq   Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Marilyn Monroe Discussion pt. 2 – Historic Hollywood (November 8th, 2015)

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was an American actress and model. Famous for playing “dumb blonde” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962.[1] She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married for the first time at the age of sixteen. While working in a factory as part of the war effort in 1944, she met a photographer and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to two short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox(1946–1947) and Columbia Pictures (1948). After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in 1951. She quickly became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel (1951) and Monkey Business (1952), and in the dramas Clash by Night (1952) and Don’t Bother to Knock (1952). Monroe faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photos before becoming a star, but rather than damaging her career the story increased interest in her films. By 1953, Monroe was one of the most bankable Hollywood stars with leading roles in three films: the noir Niagara, which focused on her sex appeal, and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire, which established her star image as a “dumb blonde”. Although she played a significant role in the creation and management of her public image throughout her career, she was disappointed at being typecast and underpaid by the studio. She was briefly suspended in early 1954 for refusing a film project, but returned to star in one of the biggest box office successes of her career, The Seven Year Itch (1955). When the studio was still reluctant to change her contract, Monroe founded a film production company in 1954, Marilyn Monroe Productions (MMP). While building her company she began studying method acting at the Actors Studio; in late-1955, Fox granted her more control and a larger salary. After giving a critically acclaimed performance in Bus Stop (1956) and acting in the first independent production of MMP, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), she won a Best Actress Golden Globe for Some Like It Hot (1959). Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits(1961). Monroe’s troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety. She had two highly publicized marriages, to baseball player Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, which both ended in divorce. She died at the age of 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home on August 5, 1962. Although the death was ruled a probable suicide, several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death.

The Bourne Legacy Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Bourne Legacy! The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action spy thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and continued by Eric Van Lustbader. Although this film has the same title as Van Lustbader’s first Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy, the actual screenplay bears little resemblance to the novel. Unlike the novel, which features Jason Bourne as the principal character, the film centers on Black ops agent Aaron Cross (played by Jeremy Renner), an original character. In addition to Renner, the film stars Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.

Dominic Flores discusses Our Brand Is Crisis on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Fern Ronay interviews Dominic Flores from Our Brand Is Crisis in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Dominic Flores is a film and television actor from Dana Point California. Born and raised in the beach cities of Southern California, Dominic’s mother was a school teacher and his father was a famous Latin trumpet player from Bolivia in South America. Dominic toured and played a Latin hip hop fusion with his father until 1996 when he began training to be a professional actor at the prestigious South Coast Repertory theater in Costa Mesa. After being cast on both their main stage and second stage productions he moved to Los Angeles and was cast on his first audition in the film “Starmaps” the debut feature from Miguel Arteta which went on to much success at the Sundance film festival where it was purchased and theatrically released from Fox Searchlight in 1997. Dominic did not return to acting until 2007 and he steadily began working in small parts on hit network TV shows like, House, Sons of Anarchy,My Name is Earl, and New Girl as well as roles in the films Peep World, My Name is Khan, and Rampart with Woody Harrelson and directed by Oren Moverman. in 2014 Dominic was cast in his first starring role in a studio film playing the corrupt politician Hugo Barco opposite Sandra Bullock in her new film “Our Brand is Crisis”. Produced by George Clooney and his Smokehouse productions and released by Warner Brothers in 2015 OBIC tells the true story of American politicians hired to elect an undesired candidate in Bolivia and the consequences of their actions. David Gordon Green directs and Billy Bob Thornton, Zoe Kazan, and Anthony Mackie costar. Dominic is married to the producer Kristen Ridgway Flores and they have three children together. in 2014 Dominic and Kristen produced the documentary “My Uncle is the Green River Killer” for the A&E/LMN network. Dominic and Kristen are the founders of the Feel Good Film Festival, a 3 day non profit film festival in Hollywood designed to showcase films that make you feel better than you did before you sat down. It debuted at the Egyptian theater to much success in 2008 and continued until 2012. @ThePopcornTalk

John Carpenter Profile – Episode #42 (October 27th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about John Carpenter… So who else to discuss him than with Adrienne Barbeau and Keith David! “They Live” is available to rent or buy on iTunes: https://goo.gl/6ak6Iq John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s. Carpenter’s most notable films are Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). Many of Carpenter’s films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be viewed as cult classics, and Carpenter has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. Cult classics include: Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986),Prince of Darkness (1987) and They Live (1988). Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Matthew A. Brown, Ashley C. Williams, and Ryan Cooper discusses Julia on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, hosts Kristen Snyder and Ryan Malaty interview Matthew A. Brown, Ryan Cooper, and Ashley C. Williams from Julia in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. @ThePopcornTalk

Marilyn Monroe Discussion – Pt. 1 | Historic Hollywood

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was an American actress and model. Famous for playing “dumb blonde” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962.[1] She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married for the first time at the age of sixteen. While working in a factory as part of the war effort in 1944, she met a photographer and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to two short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox(1946–1947) and Columbia Pictures (1948). After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in 1951. She quickly became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel (1951) and Monkey Business (1952), and in the dramas Clash by Night (1952) and Don’t Bother to Knock (1952). Monroe faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photos before becoming a star, but rather than damaging her career the story increased interest in her films. By 1953, Monroe was one of the most bankable Hollywood stars with leading roles in three films: the noir Niagara, which focused on her sex appeal, and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire, which established her star image as a “dumb blonde”. Although she played a significant role in the creation and management of her public image throughout her career, she was disappointed at being typecast and underpaid by the studio. She was briefly suspended in early 1954 for refusing a film project, but returned to star in one of the biggest box office successes of her career, The Seven Year Itch (1955). When the studio was still reluctant to change her contract, Monroe founded a film production company in 1954, Marilyn Monroe Productions (MMP). While building her company she began studying method acting at the Actors Studio; in late-1955, Fox granted her more control and a larger salary. After giving a critically acclaimed performance in Bus Stop (1956) and acting in the first independent production of MMP, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), she won a Best Actress Golden Globe for Some Like It Hot (1959). Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits(1961). Monroe’s troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety. She had two highly publicized marriages, to baseball player Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, which both ended in divorce. She died at the age of 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home on August 5, 1962. Although the death was ruled a probable suicide, several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death.

Robert Zemeckis Profile – Episode #41 (October 13th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Today it’s all about Robert Zemeckis… So who else to discuss him than with Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd! “Forrest Gump” is available to rent or buy on iTunes: http://j.mp/GetForrestGump Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. Zemeckis is credited as one of the greatest “visual storytellers” in filmmaking and is a pioneer of visual effects. He has directed some of the biggest blockbuster hits of the past few decades. He first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director and co-creator of the science-fiction comedy Back to the Future film trilogy, as well as the live-action/animated family comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), though in the 1990s he diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994’s Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Directing. The films he has directed have ranged across a wide variety of genres, for both adults and families. His films are characterized by an interest in state-of-the-art special effects, including the early use of the insertion of computer graphics into live-action footage in Back to the Future Part II (1989) and the pioneering performance capturetechniques seen in The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009). Though Zemeckis has often been pigeonholed as a director interested only in effects, his work has been defended by several critics, including David Thomson, who wrote that “No other contemporary director has used special effects to more dramatic and narrative purpose.” Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Howard Hawks Discussion | Historic Hollywood

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Howard Hawks. Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin labeled Hawks “the greatest American director who is not a household name,” noting that, “while his work may not be as well known as Ford, Welles, or DeMille, he is no less a talented filmmaker”. He has influenced some of the most popular and respected directors such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman. John Carpenter, and Quentin Tarantino. His work is admired by many notable directors including Peter Bogdanovich, François Truffaut, Michael Mann and Jacques Rivette.He is popular for his films from a wide range of genres such as Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939) , His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), The Thing from Another World(1951), Monkey Business (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Rio Bravo (1959). In 1942, Hawks was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Sergeant York, and in 1975 he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award as “a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema.”

Michael Nardelli discusses Circle on iTalk Movies!

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Annika Michelle interviews Michael Nardelli in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Nardelli’s acting debut was in an episode of Quintuplets in 2004 as “Stradivarius Helberg.” He then co-starred in Derby Stallion opposite of Zac Efron and later played “Daniel” in a 2009 episode of My Name is Earl. Nardelli began Taggart Productions and made his producing debut in 2010 on Another Happy Day. The film was directed by Sam Levinson (director Barry Levinson’s son) and stars Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen Barkin and George Kennedy. Nardelli also portrays Kate Bosworth’s brother in the film. The film received critical acclaim at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival according to the Hollywood Reporter and won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Best Screenplay for Levinson. Nardelli also produced the 2010 romantic comedy The Giant Mechanical Man, starring Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Chris Messina and Malin Akerman. and co-starred in the political comedy/true story Grassroots, starring Jason Biggs, Christopher McDonald, Tom Arnold and Cedric the Entertainer which was directed byStephen Gyllenhaal due 2011. @ThePopcornTalk